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Islamic and Indian Art Online Sale / A Rasulid brass basin Yemen, 14th/ 15th Century

Lot 48
A Rasulid brass basin
Yemen, 14th/ 15th Century
18 – 26 May 2022, 12:00 BST
London, New Bond Street

£2,500 - £3,500

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A Rasulid brass basin
Yemen, 14th/ 15th Century

of rounded form with tapering sides, the body decorated with an engraved band containing inscription-filled cartouches overlaid with rosettes interspersed by roundels containing flowerheads and foliate interlace, the interstices with lozenge motifs, the well with a rosette
27 cm. diam.

Footnotes

Inscriptions: al-'ali .../... al-'alim a/al-maliki al-'ali/ al-'alim al-'alim a/ al-'alim al-'alim a/al-'alim ..., 'The high... the learned, the possessor, the high, the learned, the learned, the learned, the learned, the learned...'.

Two similar Rasulid bowls dated to the 14th/ 15th Century are published in Doris Behrens-Abouseif, Metalwork from the Arab World and the Mediterranean, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait, 2021, cat nos 86 and 87.

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